B.D. Wong is a man that needs no introduction, and is a multi-talented actor who has taken Hollywood by storm!
Whether it is about recreating dinosaurs in Jurassic Park as a crazy doctor or delivering heartwarming performances on Broadway’s stage in M. Butterfly, B.D. Wong has risen to stardom through his brilliant acting and several accolades he holds to his name.
Wong is truly a multi-talented actor who leaves his mark when it comes to winning the hearts of people worldwide. So, let’s dig into B.D. Wong’s life and learn more about his exceptional performances.
Who Is B. D. Wong?
B.D. Wong or Bradley Darryl Wong, born on October 24, 1960, in San Francisco. He is a versatile American actor of Chinese descent, known for his best performances on screen and on stage. Wong’s love of acting began in his high school days in Lincoln High School, where he discovered his passion for acting and starred in numerous school plays.
If you want to know about how B.D. Wong rose to stardom, his performances, and his achievements; buckle up and read ahead!
Wong’s career was launched by his debut role in Broadway Theatrical, M. Butterfly, which has won multiple awards and is recognized worldwide as a classic Broadway Theatrical. In various blockbusters such as Law & Order as an FBI psychiatrist Dr. George Huang, Wong has also starred in Oz as Father Ray Mukada, in Awake as Dr. John Lee, in Gotham as Dr. Strange, and as Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme in Seven Years in Tibet.
Work in Filmography
Wong’s most notable roles were in: the Freshman, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, as Whiterose in Mr. Robot, The Karate Kid Part II, Netflix original Birdbox, Focus, Lego Jurassic World, Men Of War, Executive Decision, All American Girl, Father of the Bride, White Frog, Marco Polo, and Slappy and the Stinkers. Wong also appeared on The X-Files and Sesame Street.
Interestingly, Wong was also cast in The Orphan of Zhao, a classic Chinese legend, and in Herringbone, in which he portrayed 12 roles at McCarter Theatre at Princeton University. He is currently starring in Awkwafina is Nora From The Queens as Nora’s father and The Flash.
Besides on-screen acting, Wong does voice-overs as well. He provided Captain Li Shang’s voice in Mulan and the video game Kingdom Hearts II. Given his plethora of performances, B. D. Wong is heralded as one of the most talented and favorable actors working today in Hollywood.
Awards And Achievements
Do you know who has the sole achievement of having multiple awards to his name? The one and only B.D. Wong! How cool is that?
Wong has the honor of being the only American actor in Broadway history to be awarded New York Theater Awards, such as the Tony Award for his performance in M. Butterfly as Song Liling, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award. All of them for a single role! Astonishing, isn’t it? Put some respect on his name: it’s B. D. (Brilliant) Wong!
B. D. Wong’s Role In Jurassic Park
You might have watched Jurassic Park with your family and friends and loved the role of Dr. Henry Wu, a corrupt scientist who creates dinosaurs and is always in pursuit of scientific breakthroughs. Wong’s controversial yet genius portrayal of Dr. Henry Wu has become quite popular among Jurassic Park fans. His remarkable acting and terrific delivery of words are indeed a work of a legend.
If you have not yet watched Jurassic Park, then you are missing out on a fantastic movie. Grab your popcorn and tune into the movie!
His Broadway Theatricals
Wong’s most famous Broadway Theatricals were: Linus in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Pacific Overtures, Children and Art, as Song Liling in M. Butterfly, and as Randall Lee in Face Value. The fans of classics have genuinely enjoyed the performance of B.D. Wong as Song Liling in M. Butterfly. His tremendously perceptive and intelligent role in the theatrical is an absolutely mesmerizing performance.
In the show, Wong plays the role of a Chinese opera singer who masquerades as a woman to gain access to Gallimard, exploiting their intimacy to collect information for the Chinese Communist Party’s agents. Wong’s profound portrayal of deceiving Gallimard’s psyche and manipulating him has made M. Butterfly a winner of the Tony Award.
B.D. Wong is an impeccable actor and a legendary Hollywood icon who keeps no stone unturned when performing exceptionally and giving justice to his characters.
Wong has indeed outperformed himself! His brilliant acting skills have given him the fame he deserves.
Mark your calendar as Wong’s new movie Jurassic World Dominion is coming in 2022! We can’t wait to see more of his crazy ideas and scientific revolutions as Dr. Henry Wu.